aquaponics: the basics

aquaponics combines the processes of aquaculture, the practice of raising aquatic organisms as livestock, and hydroponics, the cultivation of plants through the direct suspension of root systems in nutrient solution.

this is an adaptation of the powerpoint presentation I made at the Abbot Grant dinner which outlines the basic process:

the plethora of aquaponics systems today are all built off this simple principle, which embodies an ideal that incorporates ecological factors and natural biochemical cycles known as natural systems philosophy.